Architect Add Inc has prepared a creative plan to preserve the historic church at 1836 Biscayne Boulevard, while adding 352 residential units and a parking garage.
Under a proposal scheduled to be reviewed by Miami’s Historic and Environmental Preservation Board next week, the church would be restored and retrofitted to become hurricane-resistant. Instead of a place of worship, a grocer would occupy the space.
A 34-story residential tower would be built next to the church. ‘Floating’ above the former church would be a parking garage. In total, up to 480 parking spaces are planned.
Developer Fifteen Group paid $14.25m for the property last year. R.J. Heisenbottle Architects is working alongside ADD Inc for Fifteen Group as a historic preservation consultant.
The church is directly across the street from Atlas Capital Group’s newly proposed 429-unit residential tower at 1900 Biscayne.